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2.5 out of 5 stars

on 8 March 2003
Although the title states 'adapting the combat martial arts to the street' it really is only talking about karate. However this not make it a worthless book as the informationj is very good and street orinentated. What the book does very well is show what works within karate kicks, punches, blocks , kata and sparring and what doesnt in relation to fighting on the street. The book however contains no information on grappling or ground fighting. If you want to earn how to fight on the street i would personally recommend the 'REAL' series of punching, kicking, grappling and head knees and elbows.
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on 25 August 2013
If the book was called Adapting Shotokan Karate for the Street I would have given it 4 stars, but it isn't. The title suggests it will help Traditional Martial Artist but it doesn't. I study Japanese (i.e. NOT Brazilian) Ju-Jitsu, an the book is utterly useless to me.

It is only of use to people who study Shotokan Karate, even if you study Wado-Ryu it won't be that much help as the whole section on low stances if of no relevance to you.

It is not a bad book, but it advertises itself as something it is not. If you do Shotokan I would heartily recommend it, but if you do anything other than Shotokan, then don't waste your time, the author has much better books you can buy.
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